Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Christie’s have partnered to present Warhol at Wölffer, a special exhibition of iconic works by Andy Warhol (1928–1987) at the winery, in honor of what would have been the artist’s 86th birthday this month.
An exclusive, invitation-only cocktail reception, hosted by Rolls-Royce, will mark the show’s opening on Thursday, August 7—Warhol’s actual birthday—and the show will remain open to art fans and collectors through Monday, August 11.
Christie’s enjoys a multi-year, multi-platform partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and works from the collection have been obtained directly from the artist’s private holdings. Each is truly one-of-a-kind with an impeccable provenance. Over the coming years, Christie’s will sell the works via live auctions, private sales, and online e-commerce sales, giving new and seasoned collectors alike unprecedented access to works rarely, if ever, before seen by the public.
“It is a great honor for Christie’s to be chosen by the Warhol Foundation for this singular initiative,” Christie’s Chief Executive Officer Steven Murphy said, adding, “We believe the multifaceted program we have developed for this collaboration will make these sales a model of creating awareness and access in this new day in the art market. …this program will bring the work of Andy Warhol both to those who already acquire masterpieces and to new audiences anywhere and everywhere in the world who never before imagined they could own a Warhol.”
The show’s organizers expect this Warhol collection to draw “tastemakers, thought leaders, and international collectors together for a landmark event in the Hamptons’ summer season.”
Following Thursday’s opening reception, the Warhols will be on view and available during a tight four-day schedule, including Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, August 10 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Monday, August 11 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard is located at 139 Sagg Road in Sagaponack. Call 631-537-5106 or visit wolffer.com for more info.